Friday, March 04, 2005

The fashion of conspiracy - life always better than fiction!

Here's a good idea for another Dan Brown's 'theological-conpiracy-thriller' novel (see 'Reading Da book'), and this time, it's... real. Well, sort of... as real as a British (S)Tory can be, that is!
[Found in The Guardian though, I kid you not]
A Tory candidate who believes the EU is a Catholic plot to impose Vatican sovereignty over Britain was today accused by the Catholic church of preaching a conspiracy theory traditionally associated with the far right.In an article in the Spectator magazine, Adrian Hilton, who is standing in Slough, argued that "a Catholic EU will inevitably result in the subjugation of Britain's Protestant ethos to Roman Catholic social, political and religious teaching".
His outspoken views prompted the spokesman for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales, to accuse him of deploying "the sort of argument that tends to be made by extreme Protestants or radical nationalist".

Catholic church condemns Tory 'conspiracy theorist', by Matthew Tempest and Tom Happold in The Guardian , Friday March 4, 2005


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